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Opera

Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Presentation
Masterpieces reveal new meanings when we ask different questions of them.— Jean Starobinski

Die Zauberflöte is one of Mozart’s most famous works and one of the most beloved of the entire operatic repertoire. Generations of spectators have been fascinated by the melodies and adventures of Papageno, the Queen of the Night, Tamino, and Pamina, the ordeals faced by the young lovers, and the work’s inexhaustible allegorical depth. The director Romeo Castellucci has deliberately stepped back from the narrative dimension of the opera in order to explore its raw emotion and its philosophical heart. For his part, the conductor Antonello Manacorda brings Mozart’s immortal music to life with the help of an outstanding cast that includes Sabine Devieilhe, one of today’s finest interpreters of the Queen of the Night.

Synopsis

The hero, Tamino, sets out to rescue Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night, with whom he is in love and who has been abducted by Sarastro. Sarastro presides over a society into which Tamino is invited: he must undergo a number of trials, at the end of which he will be granted Pamina’s hand. Throughout this adventure, Tamino is accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno, who also meets his own future partner, Papagena.
Isn’t Sarastro, however, in the promises he makes to the young people, manipulative? Is he not, moreover, the beneficiary of a cult and of slaves, in contradiction with his egalitarian principles? Should we not, accordingly, believe in the sincerity of the Queen of the Night and of the outburst in which she expresses her wounded maternal feelings?

Cast
Cast

Conductor ANTONELLO MANACORDA (18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 02, 03)
BEN GLASSBERG (23, 26, 30)

Director, set design, costumes, lighting ROMEO CASTELLUCCI
Choreography CINDY VAN ACKER
Algorithmic architecture MICHAEL HANSMEYER
Artistic collaboration SILVIA COSTA
Dramaturgy PIERSANDRA DI MATTEO, ANTONIO CUENCA RUIZ
Chorus master MARTINO FAGGIANI

Sarastro GÁBOR BRETZ
TIJL FAVEYTS (20, 23, 26, 28, 02)

Tamino ED LYON
REINOUD VAN MECHELEN (20, 23, 26, 28, 02)

Sprecher DIETRICH HENSCHEL
Königin der Nacht SABINE DEVIEILHE
JODIE DEVOS (20, 26, 28, 02)

Pamina SOPHIE KARTHÄUSER
ILSE EERENS (20, 23, 26, 28, 02)

Erste Dame TINEKE VAN INGELGEM
Zweite Dame ANGÉLIQUE NOLDUS
Dritte Dame ESTHER KUIPER
Papageno GEORG NIGL
Papagena ELENA GALITSKAYA
Monostatos, ein Mohr ELMAR GILBERTSSON
Erster Priester / Zweiter geharnischter Mann GUILLAUME ANTOINE
Zweiter Priester / Erster geharnischter Mann YVES SAELENS
Drei Knaben AXEL BASYURT, SOFIA ROYO CSÓKA, ALEJANDRO ENRIQUEZ, TOBIAS VAN HAEPEREN, ELFIE SALAUDDIN CRÉMER, AYA TANAKA

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
MM Academy & La Monnaie's Children's and Youth Chorus, led by Benoît Giaux

ProductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE
Co-production OPÉRA DE LILLE (2019)

Agenda

Agenda

  • Tue 18 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Thu 20 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Fri 21 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Sun 23 Sept 2018

    Time

    15:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Tue 25 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Wed 26 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Thu 27 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Fri 28 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Sun 30 Sept 2018

    Time

    15:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    Infos

    with audio description

    SOLD OUT
  • Tue 02 Oct 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT
  • Wed 03 Oct 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    La Monnaie

    SOLD OUT